A Couple More Comments on the Expelled Movie

After PZ Myers‘ Expelled experience, even The New York Times is getting in on the action. And the film’s producer, Mark Mathis, comes off looking ignorant as usual. When asked why PZ was kicked out of the screening, but Richard Dawkins was not, Mathis said this: Mark Mathis, a producer of the film who attended [Read More...]

Humanist Ethics and Eliot Spitzer

Quick question: What did former NY governor Eliot Spitzer do that was so wrong? An article by Ruth N. Geller in Humanist Network News tackles the “Client 9″ scandal with a focus on Humanist ethics. One person cited in the story is Lewis Vaughn, author of the Institute for Humanist Studies’ Continuum of Humanist Education [Read More...]

The Reason Your Prayers Don’t Work

Well, at least 32% of them: Report: 32% Of Prayers Deflected Off Passing Satellites HOUSTON—According to an official NASA report released Saturday, nearly 32 percent of all prayers exiting Earth are deflected off satellites orbiting the planet—ultimately preventing the discharged requests for divine intervention from ever making it to the Gates of Heaven. “After impact [Read More...]

My New Mission: To Be More Popular Than Ken Ham

Tell me this picture isn’t the most disturbing thing you’ve seen all day: That’s Creation Museum founder and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham and six of his young fans wearing “I ♥ Ham” shirts. He must be stopped. I mean, we all know children should only be allowed to wear clothing with my likeness [Read More...]

Campus Atheist Group in Canada Grows in Popularity

The University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics and its president Ian Bushfield (also a commenter on this site) were featured in a fantastic article for the Edmonton Journal. Like many atheist groups, the regular members who attend meetings are small in number, but the support for the club is mindblowing (especially when you consider it [Read More...]